Archive for the "Academics" Category

15.Oct.2014 Is an OSU Diploma a Dunce Cap?

I have written extensively about the college/education bubble. Tuition has risen more than quality of education (which if anything, has decreased), etc. When a potential employer looks at your resume and sees Oregon State (or Oregon, Washington State, etc), is this nothing more than a quick selection tool? If so, not going to college might […]

29.Feb.2012 Student Loan Bubble & Its Relation to College Football

With the record setting TV contracts being negotiated, one would think college football is a healthy sport. That there's no threat to seemingly solvent universities. But the casual observer does not understand a key mechanism driving the sport's growth: student loans. Take a look at this graph:                 […]

12.Dec.2011 General Discussion

Discuss the Banker situation, recruiting, Fred Thompson, the upcoming hoops game, etc etc. Anything goes. I'll have a thread up on Tuesday for hoops.

30.Jun.2011 The Problem of Conduct

Subtitled: What would Socrates say about Mike Riley and Chip Kelly? The problem in determining proper conduct is that, on the surface, "proper" appears to be a matter of personal taste and preference rather than universal truth. Three popular solutions, at least in Western societies, are as follows: 1. We should act in a way […]

19.Apr.2011 The Cost of a Missed Prospect Evaluation

At Oregon State University, the annual cost for an out-of-state student is now $35,169. For interested persons, the following is a categorical breakdown, directly from the OSU admissions department, of 2011-2012 tuition and fees: 2011-2012 Additional Expenses (Estimates Only) Undergraduate Tuition and Fees Resident                                  $7,518 Non-Resident                         $21,294 Books and Supplies $1,854 Room and Board $9,444 […]

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